Sunday, March 12, 2006

interesting quotations

"We are now in a position to say to authors: 'This is our plan to put you in every airport in the world.' It's a very attractive proposition."
'It's in the interests of authors to have one global publisher - it gives more sales and marketing visibility.'
Tim Hely Hutchinson, Hachette Livre UK c.e.o. The Bookseller Feb 06


Christopher Miles said...

When I first read that I thought they were talking about putting the same author in every airport in the world simultaneously. I guess when publishing is only one of many spheres of operation for these multinationals you could be forgiven for thinking that they might dabble in human cloning as well. Which would mean that if you were an author for a global publishing company, and if they did clone you, it would in some way ameliorate that sense you'd have of being just one author among many: instead, you'd be many authors among many.

Andrew's black dog blog said...

I like the idea of being many authors among many as a way of ameliorating any problems with self-esteem. No more angst for authors.

genevieve said...

It would also eliminate the need for Margaret Atwood's remote signing machine.